It's once again time for another installment of the Daily Norseman's 2013 NFL Mock Draft Database, allowing you to keep track of who the draftniks across the internet think the Minnesota Vikings are going to do in the first three rounds of the 2013 NFL Draft.
We now have 55 drafts in the database. . .the only new one I added to this installment was ours. . .and we still have an overwhelming favorite in the clubhouse. California wide receiver Keenan Allen was mocked to the Vikings in a whopping 13 of the 55 drafts that we now have in the database, and only one other player (Clemson wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins) as as many as five. Six different players appear four times in the first round of the database. Three of those six are wide receivers (Tennessee's Cordarrelle Patterson, who continues his drop, Baylor's Terrance Williams, and West Virginia's Tavon Austin), and three of them are defensive tackles (Ohio State's Johnathan Hankins, Purdue's Kawann Short, and North Carolina's Sylvester Williams).
Disappearing from the first round this week were Alabama defensive tackle Jesse Williams, Georgia defensive tackle John Jenkins, and Washington cornerback Desmond Trufant. Re-appearing in this week's first round is Florida State cornerback Xavier Rhodes, who finds his way back after a two-week absence.
Overall, 16 different players are projected to go to the Vikings in Round 1 of the 2013 NFL Draft at the present time, and wide receiver is still the overwhelming position of choice with a whopping 32 picks (58.2%). Defensive tackle is next on the list with 17 selections (30.9%), followed by linebacker and cornerback each receiving three selections (about 5.5% each).
With that, here is this week's installment of The Daily Norseman's Mock Draft Database.
|Site||Name||Date||Round 1 (23)||Round 2 (52)||Round 2 (83)|
|Mocks From SB Nation Sites|
|Big Blue View||Jesse Bartolis||18-Feb||Keenan Allen, WR, California|
|Big Cat Country||Adam Stites||25-Feb||Keenan Allen, WR, California|
|Daily Norseman||2-Mar||Keenan Allen, WR, California|
|Mocking the Draft||Dan Kadar||1-Mar||Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee|
|Revenge Of The Birds||Alex Mann||25-Feb||Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida|
|Silver and Black Pride||Levi Damien||16-Feb||Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee||Arthur Brown, LB, Kansas State|
|Mocks From Around The Internet|
|CBS Sports||Dane Brugler||26-Feb||DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson|
|CBS Sports||Pete Prisco||21-Feb||Kawann Short, DT, Purdue|
|CBS Sports||Rob Rang||26-Feb||Keenan Allen, WR, California|
|Draft Ace||1-Mar||Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia|
|Draft Countdown||Scott Wright||14-Feb||Keenan Allen, WR, California||Logan Ryan, CB, Rutgers|
|Draft Daddy||Matt Bitonti||27-Jan||Johnthan Banks, CB, Mississippi State|
|Draft King||Lou Pickney||28-Feb||Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri|
|Draft Season||Matt Falk||18-Feb||Johnathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State||Arthur Brown, LB, Kansas State||Cobi Hamilton, WR, Arkansas|
|Draft Season||Nik Edlund||1-Mar||Keenan Allen, WR, California||Johnathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State||Kevin Reddick, LB, North Carolina|
|Draft Season||Will Lomas||28-Feb||Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia||Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri|
|Draft Season||Ultimate||11-Feb||Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee||Bennie Logan, DT, Louisiana State|
|DraftTek||28-Feb||Johnathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State||Tavarres King, WR, Georgia||Sean Porter, LB, Texas A&M|
|ESPN||Mel Kiper||7-Feb||Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina|
|ESPN||Todd McShay||7-Feb||Blidi Wreh-Wilson, CB, Connecticut|
|Fansided||Josh Sanchez||25-Feb||Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State|
|FF Toolbox||Matt Binstock||29-Jan||Terrance Williams, WR, Baylor||Kawann Short, DT, Purdue|
|FF Toolbox||Jeff Christensen||8-Feb||Terrance Williams, WR, Baylor|
|FF Toolbox||Matt De Lima||17-Feb||Keenan Allen, WR, California||Logan Ryan, CB, Rutgers|
|FF Toolbox||Ricky Dimon||30-Jan||Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee||Akeem Spence, DT, Illinois|
|FF Toolbox||Rob Warner||6-Feb||Terrance Williams, WR, Baylor||Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington|
|Football Fan Spot||Steven Lourie||24-Feb||Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia||Khaseem Greene, LB, Rutgers||Tyler Wilson, QB, Arkansas|
|Football's Future||Robert Davis||4-Feb||Keenan Allen, WR, California|
|Fox Sports||Peter Schrager||28-Feb||Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri|
|Great Blue North Draft Report||30-Jan||Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida||Da'Rick Rogers, WR, Tennessee Tech||B.W. Webb, CB, William & Mary|
|Guy's NFL Draft Lockerroom||Guy Pritchard||1-Mar||Johnathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State||Jordan Reed, TE, Florida||Khaled Holmes, C, Southern Cal|
|Mocks and Locks||19-Feb||Manti Te'o, LB, Notre Dame||Tavarres King, WR, Georgia|
|My NFL Draft||26-Feb||Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina||Aaron Dobson, WR, Marshall|
|NEPatriotsDraft.com||Peter Bukowski||4-Feb||Manti Te'o, LB, Notre Dame|
|NEPatriotsDraft.com||James Christensen||13-Feb||Kawann Short, DT, Purdue||Eric Reid, S, Louisiana State||Cobi Hamilton, WR, Arkansas|
|NEPatriotsDraft.com||Joseph Curtis||26-Jan||Keenan Allen, WR, California|
|NEPatriotsDraft.com||Dan Hope||1-Mar||DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson||Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina||Kevin Reddick, LB, North Carolina|
|NEPatriotsDraft.com||Matthew Jones||27-Feb||Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia||Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee||Dwayne Gratz, CB, Connecticut|
|NEPatriotsDraft.com||Mike Loyko||5-Feb||Johnathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State||Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee||Kevin Reddick, LB, North Carolina|
|NEPatriotsDraft.com||Tony Santorsa||8-Feb||DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson|
|Next Era NFL||23-Feb||Kawann Short, DT, Purdue||Khaseem Greene, LB, Rutgers|
|NFL Draft Geek||1-Mar||Kawann Short, DT, Purdue||Markus Wheaton, WR, Oregon State||Sio Moore, LB, Connecticut|
|NFL.com||Gil Brandt||26-Feb||DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson|
|NFL.com||Albert Breer||15-Jan||Alec Ogletree, LB, Georgia|
|NFL.com||Bucky Brooks||20-Feb||Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri|
|NFL.com||Charles Davis||15-Jan||Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee|
|NFL.com||Daniel Jeremiah||1-Mar||Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina|
|NFL.com||Josh Norris||15-Feb||Keenan Allen, WR, California|
|SI.com||Don Banks||27-Feb||Keenan Allen, WR, California|
|Sporting News||Eric Galko||1-Mar||Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee|
|The New NFL Draft||28-Feb||DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson||Robert Alford, CB, SE Louisiana||Jordan Poyer, CB, Oregon State|
|Vikings Territory||Brett Anderson||18-Jan||Terrance Williams, WR, Baylor|
|Vikings Territory||Adam Warwas||1-Mar||Keenan Allen, WR, California|
|Walter Football||Charlie Campbell||25-Feb||Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina||Terrance Williams, WR, Baylor||Kevin Reddick, LB, North Carolina|
|Walter Football||Walt||28-Feb||Keenan Allen, WR, California||John Jenkins, DT, Georgia||Bacarri Rambo, S, Georgia|
And now, on to the pictures! First off, the donut graph, which still has an overabundance of blues on it. As always, you may click on the picture to embiggen.
And now the trend graph, where you can see how much more popular Keenan Allen is than everybody else. Click to embiggen this picture as well.
And there you have this week's installment of The Daily Norseman's Mock Draft Database, ladies and gentlemen. Discuss anything you want about this week's findings in the comments section, and thanks for reading!